The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year for many of us. But imagine what it’s like for a kid who lacks even basic necessities, like a good pair of shoes or winter boots.
These children are often bullied, they feel shame and embarrassment, and they suffer from health problems—simply because they don’t have a good pair of shoes.
More than 1.5 million children in the U.S. are homeless. That’s the highest rate of youth homelessness in our country ever. And the economic hardship caused by COVID-19 means more families are experiencing homelessness for the first time right now.
You can offer an immediate solution to an urgent problem.
Adequate housing is an important long-term priority, but there’s also something simple, immediate, and meaningful we can do right now for homeless kids: Give them a brand new pair of shoes.
New shoes can make a big difference.